Community Employment Alliance
Advocating, Educating & Partnering for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
The Community Employment Alliance is a powerful network of Washington State Employment Service Providers and businesses that promote employment for people with disabilities.
Our Mission is Advocating, Educating and Partnering for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities. The Alliance is a non-profit, advocacy organization with a statewide membership of 45 for-profit and non-profit businesses as well as individual advocates.
CEA believes people with all types of disabilities should have employment opportunities so they can participate as fully contributing and employed members of their communities. CEA, therefore, works to change attitudes, policies, and hiring practices regarding people with disabilities. We have a long-term vision that looks forward to the day when communities throughout Washington accept and support people of all abilities in the workplace.
The Community Employment Alliance was formed in 2009, bringing together members of the two organizations, Rehabilitation Enterprises of Washington (REW) and Partnership 2020 to create a single voice for disability employment advocacy in Washington State. Our focus is on advancing both the service delivery system and service providers in order to expand employment for people with disabilities.